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While its grandiose visuals remain impressive and the chariot race has lost none of its energy and excitement, "Ben-Hur" is overlong and bloated.
The mix of traditional thriller elements, Cold War storytelling, submarine warfare, and Sean Connery's magnetic performance engage the viewer throughout.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Bad Acting)
Director: Sebastian Bartolitius
Cast: Helen Mutch, Lance Henriksen, Hazuki Kato, Patrick J. Thomas, Paulina Bachman, Adrian Rolf Tauss, Andrew James Porter, Nicolai Tegeler, Nico Sentner
"Sin Reaper" is proof that, no matter how bad you think a horror movie is, there’s always room for something worse. This is that “worse.”
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Plodding, repetitive, replete with technobabble nonsense and lifeless action, this is easily the worst-written of any of the 20 to-date MCU offerings.
One of the bleakest films of 2018 and shouldn’t be seen by anyone expecting a few lighthearted jump-scares.
A tonal mess and its inconsistencies make it a frustrating viewing experience.
With its flashy action sequences and Tarantino-wannabe vibe, the movie tries hard to be hip and edgy but ends up simply being uneven.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-10-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Scenes of Peril)
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, McKenna Roberts, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Pablo Schreiber, Roland Moller, Neve Campbell, Noah Cottrell
A simple story with lots of visual pizzazz and little in the way of complexity or intelligence is a great way to lure viewers of all nationalities into theaters.
Unsentimental, non-glamorized, and unclouded by the usual overlay of rose-colored nostalgia, this is a raw but rewarding motion picture.
Retains the edge-of-the-seat and nihilistic qualities of its predecessor, but there are shifts to the overall tone, which is neither as stark nor as ominous.